"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Magpie Tales #229 Crime of the Century

Grocery Store of the Past
posted by Tess Kincaid

Stores of the past with
 Uneven wooden floors
Soft luminescent lights
And tiny grocery carts
That wiggled and jiggled 
Full of edible delights
Unlike today's chemistry
Monsanto masquerade 
Danger lurks in GMO bites
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Thanks Tess!


  1. I remember these stores. Yes indeed. Thanks for making me smile.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

  2. Tell it like it is (and was) ... Nice Kathe!

  3. corn is no longer .. what? what ? you leave me curious... "as good"
    "as crispy"
    "as real"???

  4. It's a crime, all right. My Bigger Girl works in a lab where they experiment with some cloning, and the scientists there will be the first to tell you it's not safe to eat cloned animals or GMO foods!

  5. A powerful message, well written...

  6. Your poem makes me nostalgic for the small family-owned grocery store around the corner from my grandparents' house when I was growing up.

  7. Like the old "dime stores" and barber shops...times have just changed too much. Brilliant take on the prompt Kathe!

  8. It's so hard to eat clean these days! I miss all the old local family chains. Now I'd have to drive at least an hour to shop anywhere like that.

    Poetry with a point! I like!
    -Kelly @ www.kellydelvalle.net/poetry

  9. Our relationship to food has certainly changed. For the worse.

  10. Very true and what a shame these have been replaced by supermarkets.
    Great writing Kathe . . ~ cheers ~ Eddie :)

  11. Real food then - no wonder we have more cancers now with all that rubbish they put in it! . . Eddie :)

    Clouds and Silvery Linings

  12. Oh, the detail of the uneven wooden floor! It brings me back to the little store like that in my neighborhood when I was growing up. Amazing how one detail like that can add so much to a piece. Good one Kathie.

  13. I want to go home,
    where my shopping cart was a basket,
    and I paid the grower in milk from my goat.


  14. Step back to a simpler time indeed, before the stores were filled with a million different prepared food choices all for "convenience" sake!

  15. What a cracking last line, Kathe!


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